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Category: BZT blog

Bristol celebrates International Women’s Day 2019 – get involved!

Thank you so much to everyone who was involved in the Bristol Women’s Voice International Women’s Day celebration at City Hall on Saturday and for all of you who came along and took part in the day! But International Women’s Day in Bristol is not over yet and there are many other events happening across…
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Getting fit for 2019? You need to #JogOn

By Avon and Somerset Constabulary With it being a new year, many people will have made the resolution to get fit and shed the excesses of the festive period. Whether you’re new to running or cycling or have been doing it for years, Avon and Somerset Police’s new #JogOn campaign aims to give you some practical tips and…
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16 Days of Activism 2018 – Ending Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work

One of the key themes for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence this year is ending gender-based violence in the world of work. We have looked before at why gender-based violence is a workplace issue so find out how you can get involved! Employers across the South West urged to mark 16 Days…
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Online hate crime and the use of social media in hate crime and abuse

By Anamaria Fonseca **This piece contains references to abuse, discrimination and violence that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** Amongst all the types of abuse that people can inflict upon one another, there is one that cannot keep being ignored especially nowadays – online hate crime. It can be manifested in different forms, but…
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Plan International UK launch #ITSNOTOK campaign on street harassment

On October 10th 2018 Plan International UK launched their report on girl’s experiences of street harassment in the UK and we are very pleased that The Bristol Street Harassment Project and our work on street harassment locally has been included alongside other amazing work happening across the country and internationally. Every day girls are being harassed…
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Changing the culture in universities: One year on

Universities UK have published a report, based on research by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, on the way gender-based violence and harassment is dealt with on UK university campuses. Though the research, which surveyed twenty institutions, suggests progress has been made in the last year, practice and process are still highly variable in quality between institutions. Specific…
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Dentists and Domestic Violence – Checking Up on a Vital Opportunity

By Ruth Cook Bristol Zero Tolerance is currently undertaking a vital project to involve local dental practices in identifying signs of domestic violence and abuse in their patients. The project aims to equip practices with the information and resources necessary for them to help patients who may not be able to report problems to the…
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How should journalists report gender-based violence?

  Gender-based violence is often in the news. Its prevalence in society makes it a ‘hot topic’ for reporters and its complex nature makes it an interesting issue for feature writers. However, the fact that gender-based violence is so complex can mean that even journalists with the best of intentions can misrepresent some of the issues and perpetuate…
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Zero Tolerance: Gender-based violence and hate crime within LGBT+ communities

By Kitt Burt Bristol Zero Tolerance is hoping to find out more about gender-based violence within LGBT+ communities. We are aware that often this part of society is overlooked, and gender-based violence services may therefore, not be as accessible to LGBT+ communities as they could be. We hope to bring together all sectors of LGBT+…
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Outcome 21: New sexting guidance for schools

On 15 August 2016 the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) published non-statutory guidance on managing incidents of sexting by under-18s. The guidance indicates that although sharing sexual images of themselves is illegal and risky, it is often the result of curiosity and exploration. “Children need education, support and safeguarding, not criminalisation.” Outcome 21 states:…
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